Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Red Carpet Day

When we arrived at school today we had to present our ticket to walk the red carpet.  The paparazzi was there to capture the moment. 

Once inside, we got to watch the world premier of the 2017-2018 Wonderful Whales movie. (DVD coming home with all kids.)  We ate popcorn as we enjoyed the show. 

After the movie, it was time for the Classy Awards Ceremony.  It is just as prestigious as the Oscars. 

We ended our time with our last class photo.

Serious photo

Fancy photo

Silly Photo


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

3-2-1 BLAST OFF!

Have you ever wanted to go into space?  Of course you have!
Last week we were able to travel to all the planets in our solar system.  
We learned a little bit about each planet while we were there.  

 I hung 11 cards around the cafeteria. One for each planet, and an introduction to the solar system, and one for returning to Earth.

Students used our iPads to scan a QR code on each card. The code took students to various videos and songs to learn about our solar system.  

As they learned they had to record their findings in their Astronaut Log Book.  (I included the QR codes in the log book so you can travel into space too!)

Friday, May 4, 2018

Grammar Under Construction

Our room and teacher were briefly transformed for the day! 
We have been really struggling to understand nouns, verbs, and adjectives.  So Mrs. Wanke thought we needed to have some fun with these words to help us remember the difference. 

Thank you Mr. Munson for letting us borrow your supplies to transform our room. 

To start the lesson off, I pulled out my "tools."  Students had to name the tool that I held up. That was our noun.  Then, students had to list things that the tool could do. These were our verbs.  Lastly, students had to describe the tool.  These were our adjectives.  We did this activity whole group for three different tools. (saw, tape measure, and a hammer)

Next, I had giant bricks with either nouns, verbs, or adjectives written on them.  Together as a class we sorted these brinks and build 3 different walls.  A noun wall, a verb wall, and and adjective wall. 

Next, it was time for our centers.

At the first center we had to color code our blue prints.

At the second center, we had a pile of real rocks with words written on them.  We had to sort the rocks next to the correct construction vehicle. (Noun, Verb, or Adjective) Of course we had to wear our helmets!

The last center, we had to BUILD sentences with nouns, verbs, and adjectives. I wrote nouns, verbs, and adjectives on large Duplo blocks.  I also color coded the nouns, verbs, and adjectives to make it easier to sentence building. 
We had to pick one of each. Then, we would place the words on the floor and write the sentence directly on the floor. We call this floor graffiti and we love it! We had to wear safety vests at this center. 

We had a blast during our construction day!  I am confident that we have a good grasp of nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Bring on second grade!